Professional Practice Framework

The Professional Practice Framework describes the capabilities required by school counselling staff to guide their professional practice and growth throughout their careers.

The Professional Practice Framework policy is specific to the school counselling service and supports a high quality psychological service for students and school communities.

The Professional Practice Framework identifies what is expected of school counselling service staff within four interconnected domains of psychological practice. They are:

  • Professional Practice
  • Relationships and Collaboration
  • Assessment
  • Intervention

Within the Professional Practice Framework there are three Capability Stages – Foundation, Established and Advanced which provide benchmarks of professional growth and development for psychological practice.

The Professional Practice Framework and supporting documentation can be located within the Staff Only section of this website.

For enquiries, please email professionalpracticeframework@det.nsw.edu.au

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